Impossible Coconut Pie

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Let's talk impossible pies and magic cakes. So many of you have commented or have written to me on magic cake, so I thank you for that. Some of you have said that this magic cake is similar to an old recipe called impossible pie. So you guys intrigued me and I simply had to look into it. I love my pies and cakes so really this was no chore, I'm always up for making more cakes or pies. I would never turn down such an opportunity. So being the analyst that I am, I put my thinking cap on and … [Read more...]

Mini Gluten Free Cherry Pies

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Well I finally tried gluten free flour. I wanted to see what all the craze was about and to see if I'd even like a gluten free pie. To tell you the truth I first tried making these gluten free cinnamon rolls and I was not crazy about them at all. The dough turned out very crumbly and didn't hold its shape. This is why I wanted to try making a pie with gluten free flour. It worked out much better. Since pie crust is supposed to be flaky and crumbly this gluten free flour was perfect for this … [Read more...]

Classic Pumpkin Pie

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I have to tell you a secret. I love pumpkin pie. But I only want to eat it for Thanksgiving. That's enough for me. But when I eat it, it's like I'm in heaven, I could jump with joy. But that all I need to last me for the entire year. So I'm weird that way. So it looks like I may have confused some people with celebrating Thanksgiving early. It was not early for us, I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving is in October. It's a bit weird for me because I used to work in the US for over 10 years … [Read more...]

Classic American Apple Pie

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You're probably wondering why my classic pie is made in a tart dish. That's simple, I was making 2 other pies at the same time and I ran out of pie baking dishes, so this is the only thing I had left. But who cares,  right? I've said this over and over again that making pies is super easy. I used to think that the pastry is so hard to make, but really it's not. It's basically butter and flour with ice water and some salt and sugar. And if you have a food processor it's the easiest thing in … [Read more...]

Perfect Peach Pie

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Peaches are my favorite fruits, so to make a peach pie is an absolute joy for me. This here is the perfect peach pie for me. I couldn't think of changing a thing. The recipe for the pie crust is my trusted recipe that I use over and over again. It's easy to make and delicious and flaky. But back to peaches. After all peaches are the star of the show here. I love peaches, they're delicious and juicy. Beyond their deliciousness, peaches are full of health benefits, from contributing to your eye … [Read more...]

Fig Tart with Pecans and Goat Cheese

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Every summer, I can't wait for the time when I see fresh figs at the grocery store or at the farmer's market. This past weekend I was lucky enough and found them. I found these beautiful green figs and I just knew I had to buy a box. These figs are absolutely delicious, they're so sweet and amazing, they melt in your mouth. I just knew I had to make a tart with them. This tart has all my favorite ingredients. Fresh figs with pecans, goat cheese and a drizzle of honey. It is unbelievable. It's … [Read more...]

Spanakopita Bites

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Spanakopita is one of our favorite here and I love to make different variations of it. This is one of those spinach and cheese pies that we never have enough of. When my husband saw I was making this he was super excited. This version is an easier version of spanakopita and it requires very few simple ingredients. It's also easier to make the spanakopita this way versus making individual spanakopita and folding each one in a triangle, as seen here. So I'm all about easy recipes. This version … [Read more...]

Lahmacun or Turkish Meat Pies

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As I'm sitting here writing this post I salivate just looking at these pictures and wish there were a couple more of these pies left. I had these for the first time years ago in Michigan from an Arabic bakery and ever since then I was hooked. I love these types of pies. Lahmacun simply means meat with dough and it's a round, very thin piece of dough, much thinner than pizza, topped with minced meat, usually beef or lamb, and vegetables and herbs. They are then baked and usually served … [Read more...]

Cheese Spiral Pie

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A few months ago, for my sister's birthday I made croissants and they turned out wonderful. Croissants is not something I make often, mostly because it takes a couple days and usually I don't have the time, though they are not hard to make at all. Last time I made croissants I used half of the dough to make this fabulous cheese spiral pie. You can also make this with apple and make a delicious apple spiral pie, I have also done that. But if you follow my blog, you know I love cheese pies. I will … [Read more...]

Berry Berry Summer Pie

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One of the main reason I love summer, besides the heat, is the abundance of berries and fruits. Not only do I love eating them fresh but I also love to cook and bake with them. Seeing that strawberries are in season I decided to make a pie, but I wanted different berries in there as well, so I added raspberries and blueberries. Now you don't need to mix your berries, if you wanted you could do just a blueberry pie or just raspberry pie. A couple weeks ago a friend and I had lunch at a pies … [Read more...]

Grape Clafoutis

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About a year ago I discovered this wonderful French dessert, the clafoutis or sometimes spelled as clafouti. It is now one of my favorite desserts to bake in the summer. I have made this with cherries and apricots before. This is the first time I made it with green grapes and I believe this is my favorite version of it. It is such a beautiful and delicious dessert, just thinking about it now, makes me wish I had a slice in front of me. Normally the clafoutis is made with black cherries with … [Read more...]

Luscious Lemon Pudding

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Last year there was a new show on the Canadian foodnetwork channel. The show is called Recipe To Riches and it's about ordinary people showcasing their favorite family recipes in front of some popular judges and they battle to have their recipe become a President Choice product to win $25,000 and ultimately win the grand price of $250,000. Last year's winner for the grand prize was this cute little old lady, 80 years old, who came on the show with this delicious luscious lemon pudding that won … [Read more...]